High school senior Piper Otterbein has dyslexia, but it doesn’t define her. In a talk at TEDxYouth@CEHS, she shares the lesson that her difficulties with dyslexia have taught her — the best path in life is to harness the strengths you already have, rather than fixate on things you think you lack.

Watch the whole talk here»

Watch the full talk here »

Piya Sorcar, founder and CEO of TeachAIDS, teaches about HIV/AIDS in parts of the world where even local educators get the basic facts wrong — countries where the need for HIV education is vital.

Sorcar discovered that the materials themselves were the biggest problem, and she revamped them to pair accurate information with culturally acceptable images. Her results were truly impressive. Watch here »

Sure, you can watch TEDYouth in your pajamas, but wouldn’t it be cooler to watch with friends?

We won’t judge you if you wear sweatpants.


TEDYouth is an amazing one-day conference for young people where some of the world’s most fascinating scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, performers (and more!) share short lessons on what they do best. It’s the school seminar / life advice session / super-smart party we always wished we would have had as kids, and it’s this Saturday!

Only at TEDYouth would NASA Mohawk guy, an International Grandmaster of Chess, Jay-Z’s producer, and the creator of Google Glass hang out trading stories and answering questions — which is just what happened last year.

This year, TEDYouth is livestreaming free! In English, Arabic, and Spanish! Speakers include an elephant expert, the head of research at Pixar, a professional storm chaser, a 16-year-old DJ, and our favorite guerrilla gardener Ron Finley.

TEDYouth 2013 is gonna be great. And we hope you’ll watch it live with us. Because watching a TED Conference live is pretty amazing.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Register to host an official TEDxYouthDay viewing party event, and join lots of other TEDxYouth events around the globe.


2. Put on your PJs, heat up some pizza pockets, and get ready to have your mind blown by new ideas. TEDYouth will be webcast on November 16, 2013, from 11am to 6pm CDT (noon to 7pm EST).